If you plan to arrive in Naperville a day early or stay through the weekend, there are several wonderful shopping destinations for conference attendees.
Downtown Naperville is a 10 minute drive from the Chicago Marriott Naperville hotel, and offers an interesting mix of independent boutiques and brand name stores such as J Crew, Anne Taylor Loft, and Barnes and Noble. Walking around downtown Naperville and window shopping is just as enjoyable as shopping itself. Check out the full Downtown Naperville Shopping Directory here.
Westridge Fox Valley Mall is an enclosed mall with over 100 stores, a robust food court, and numerous water fountains and a carousel spread throughout in different atriums. Grab a cup of coffee and bagel at Panera Bread, and spend a few hours checking out the newest trends at The Gap, Aldo Shoes, or Macy’s.
If you’d rather do your shopping outdoor among beautiful gardens and fountains, OakBrook Center is the shopping destination for you. Sephora, Zara, Nordstorm’s, and Crate & Barrel are all a pleasure to visit at OakBrook Center’s stunning visual environment.